Spouses, children and other loved ones might find their trip to China a bit easier with the new class of residency permit for foreigners. The law that goes into effect June 1 will allow visiting relatives to reside in China for up to two years.
This visa option also will allow foreigners multiple entries.
Those wishing to apply for the permit must do so after arriving in China, and they should expect to receive “the same health checks required by other residence permit applications,” according to the Global Times.
The law does not accommodate for employment permits, as these must be pursued through a separate application process.